Paint Shop Pro X2 Keyboard Shortcuts for File, Edit, and View Functions

Keyboard shortcuts can save a lot of time, especially when working with an application with as many functions as Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2. Since there are a multitude of these shortcuts, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of these commands and what they do. This article is Part 1 of a three-part series and covers keyboard shortcuts found in the File, Edit, and View menus. Part 2 deals with keyboard shortcuts found in the Image, Adjust, Layers, Selections, and Window menus. Keyboard shortcuts relating to brushes and tools are discussed in Part 3 of this series.

File Menu Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Close – Ctrl+F4 – Closes the current image.
  • Delete Image – Ctrl+Delete – Deletes the current image from disk.
  • Delete Workspace – Shift+Alt+D – Deletes a workspace from disk.
  • Load Workspace – Shift+Alt+L – Loads a saved workspace.
  • New – Ctrl+N – Creates a new image.
  • Open – Ctrl+O – Opens an existing file.
  • Print – Ctrl+P – Prints the current document.
  • Save – Ctrl+S – Saves the current document.
  • Save As – F12 – Saves the current document with a new name.
  • Save Copy As – Ctrl+F12 – Saves a copy of the current document.
  • Save for Office – Shift+F12 – Saves the current document in a format ready to be used in Microsoft Office.
  • Save Workspace – Shift+Alt+S – Saves the current workspace.
  • Start – Shift+C – Starts a screen capture.

Edit Menu Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Clear – Delete – Clears the current selection.
  • Copy – Ctrl+C; Ctrl+Insert – Copies the current selection and places it in the clipboard.
  • Cut – Shift+Delete; Ctrl+X – Cuts the current selection and places it in the clipboard.
  • Paste As New Image – Ctrl+Shift+V; Shift+Insert – Pastes the information in the clipboard into a new image.
  • Paste As New Layer – Ctrl+L; Ctrl+V – Pastes the information in the clipboard into the current image as a new layer
  • Paste As New Selection – Ctrl+E – Pastes the information in the clipboard into the current image as a new selection.
  • Paste As New Vector Selection – Ctrl+G – Pastes vector data from the clipboard into the current image as a new vector selection.
  • Paste As Transparent Selection – Ctrl+Shift+E – Pastes information from the clipboard into the current image using a transparent background color.
  • Paste Into Selection – Ctrl+Shift+L – Pastes information from the clipboard into the current selection.
  • Redo – Shift+Alt+Backspace; Ctrl+Alt+Z – Redo the last command.
  • Repeat – Ctrl+Y – Repeats the last action.
  • Undo – Alt+Backspace; Ctrl+Z – Undo the last command.

View Menu Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Brush Variance – F11 – Toggles the brush variance palette view.
  • Full Screen Edit – Shift+A – Edits the current document using all available screen space
  • Full Screen Preview – Ctrl+Shift+A – Shows the current image in a full screen view. To exit this mode, press the <ESC> key.
  • Grid – Ctrl+Alt+G – Toggles the grid view.
  • Histogram – F7 – Toggles the histogram palette view.
  • History – F3 – Toggles the history palette view.
  • Layers – F8 – Toggles the layers palette view.
  • Learning Center – F10 – Toggles the learning center view.
  • Magnifier – Ctrl+Alt+M – Toggles the magnifier window.
  • Materials – F6 – Toggles the materials palette view.
  • Mixer – Shift+F6 – Toggles the mixer palette view.
  • Organizer – Ctrl+B – Toggles the image organizer.
  • Overview – F9 – Toggles the overview window view.
  • Photo Tray – Ctrl+W – Toggles the photo tray.
  • Rulers – Ctrl+Alt+R – Shows or hides the rulers.
  • Script Output – Shift+F3 – Toggles the script output palette view.
  • Snap To Grid – Ctrl+Shift+G – Snaps the cursor position to the grid.
  • Snap To Guides – Shift+Alt+G – Snaps the cursor position to the guides.
  • Tool Options – F4 – Toggles the tool options palette view.
  • Zoom In – Num +
  • Zoom Out – Num –
  • Zoom to 100% – Ctrl+Alt+N – View the image at its actual size.